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Old December 28th, 2012, 03:32 AM   #81
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I prefer the looks of airbus except the ugly a380
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Old December 28th, 2012, 03:52 AM   #82
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I would rather know which aircraft manufacturer has a better safety record. Which one has more mechanical problems on its fleet whether its a maintenance issue, manufacturer issue or a pilot issue while operating the aircraft?
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Old December 28th, 2012, 09:32 AM   #83
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From a flying point of view,

Narrow body depends what airline, such a small difference you really don't notice it.

777W/L over 332/3, and 342/3/5/6 hands down. Classic 777s interiors tend to be old now.

380 over any type of 747.

787 needs 350 to enter service so we can give a proper judgement.

Won't even bother judging 757s, 767s, A300/310s cause they are old, and out of the picture.

Visual wise Boeing seems to look sleeker because they're wings are more swept than Airbus.

All in all I like all aircraft, when I travel I try to pick airframes I've never flown on before.
If we going to head down that path then let's give my memory a test... I've flown; B727, B734, B738, B762, B763, B742, B744, B772ER, B773, B77W, A300, A310, A319, A320, A321, A332, A333, A343, A345, A346, A380, ATR72... & Tu154
My 1st flying lesson was onboard a Cessna 172
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Old December 29th, 2012, 01:19 PM   #84
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Old December 29th, 2012, 02:32 PM   #85
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With more than 70+ responses I doubt this discussion is pointless...
If you don't wanna participate in the discussion...then Don't!
And I'm not participating, just making an observation

Besides, there are plenty of forums on the internet where thousands of people discuss color of hair of some unknown TV starlets and other rubbish. Equally pointless.
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Old December 29th, 2012, 06:49 PM   #86
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If we going to head down that path then let's give my memory a test... I've flown; B727, B734, B738, B762, B763, B742, B744, B772ER, B773, B77W, A300, A310, A319, A320, A321, A332, A333, A343, A345, A346, A380, ATR72... & Tu154
Not bad, this is what I've flown on,

707, 717, 721/2, 732/3/4/5/6/7/8/9, 741/2/3/4/8/SP, 752/3, 762/3, 772/2ER/2L/3/W, 300B4/600, 313, 318/19/20/21, 332/3, 343/5/6, 388, DC3, DC9, M80/88, D10, M11, L1011, DC8, ATP, BAC111, Trident, VC10, Convair880, CRJ1/2/7/7, Dash-7/D81/2/3/4, EJet70/75/90/95, ERJ145, ATR42/72, Saab2000, RJ85/100, MetroJet, EMB120, Yak42, T34/54, IL62/96, F28/50/70/100, D328/Jet
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Old December 29th, 2012, 07:10 PM   #87
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Let's see, I've flown on a handful of A320's, and four 747's. All Lufthansa. I've also been on a Canadair operated by Air Canada Jazz.

I found the A320 infinitely more comfortable (far more leg room and width), but I'm not sure that's a fair comparison. That would be entirely up to Lufthansa, no?

The Canadair was just... small.

I don't really have a favorite, I guess. I suppose Airbus, but a true comparison would have to be a 9 hour flight in economy class on a 747 vs an A380. Not a comparison I'm in any rush to make.
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Old December 30th, 2012, 01:02 AM   #88
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In 2005 I had a 9 hour flight with a BA 747, 'but' it was in business class (London-Seattle and back).
Unfortunately, that one has been my unique long-haul flight experience until now, so I cannot make any comparison (I'd like to compare BA business with EK one, but at the moment I have no chances to do that.....).
My 1st flight was with an old 737-200, then I've flown with 320, 737-300, MD80, ATR72 and ERJ145.
Few flights but, among these, during one flight with 320 and the one with ATR I've been sitting in the jumpseat
I've never flown a 777, but when in Seattle I had the privilege to see and touch in advance (I was even allowed to sit in the engine's intake) the world-tour prototype of the 777-200LR.

About this topic having a sense (or not), I just think that if we compare comfort or safety levels of various aircraft there's a sense, rather than simply saying 'I like that one or the other one'.

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Old December 30th, 2012, 01:16 AM   #89
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Not bad, this is what I've flown on,

707, 717, 721/2, 732/3/4/5/6/7/8/9, 741/2/3/4/8/SP, 752/3, 762/3, 772/2ER/2L/3/W, 300B4/600, 313, 318/19/20/21, 332/3, 343/5/6, 388, DC3, DC9, M80/88, D10, M11, L1011, DC8, ATP, BAC111, Trident, VC10, Convair880, CRJ1/2/7/7, Dash-7/D81/2/3/4, EJet70/75/90/95, ERJ145, ATR42/72, Saab2000, RJ85/100, MetroJet, EMB120, Yak42, T34/54, IL62/96, F28/50/70/100, D328/Jet
Nice, now that's an impressive list... I forgot to mention the aircraft which I flew personally... Cessna 172
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Old December 30th, 2012, 01:25 AM   #90
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My sample size is small, but I'll take an A320 over a 738 at any chance given. It just feels much safer and stronger. I must add that I really dislike the 737 because it's so ugly.
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Old December 30th, 2012, 06:11 AM   #91
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In 2005 I had a 9 hour flight with a BA 747, 'but' it was in business class (London-Seattle and back).
Unfortunately, that one has been my unique long-haul flight experience until now, so I cannot make any comparison (I'd like to compare BA business with EK one, but at the moment I have no chances to do that.....).
My 1st flight was with an old 737-200, then I've flown with 320, 737-300, MD80, ATR72 and ERJ145.
Few flights but, among these, during one flight with 320 and the one with ATR I've been sitting in the jumpseat
I've never flown a 777, but when in Seattle I had the privilege to see and touch in advance (I was even allowed to sit in the engine's intake) the world-tour prototype of the 777-200LR.

About this topic having a sense (or not), I just think that if we compare comfort or safety levels of various aircraft there's a sense, rather than simply saying 'I like that one or the other one'.
Are comfort levels all that comparable though? Isn't that largely controlled by the airlines themselves, rather than the manufacturers?
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Old December 30th, 2012, 10:30 AM   #92
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My sample size is small, but I'll take an A320 over a 738 at any chance given. It just feels much safer and stronger. I must add that I really dislike the 737 because it's so ugly.
The 737NG family including the 737-800 have a better safety record then the A320 family.

And since most major accident are now caused by pilot error or other external causes you simply can't go by "feeling" that a Airbus or a Boeing plane is safer then the other any more.
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Old December 30th, 2012, 01:27 PM   #93
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I know. It's just a feeling and I'm aware it means little to nothing.
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Old December 31st, 2012, 04:40 AM   #94
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Are comfort levels all that comparable though? Isn't that largely controlled by the airlines themselves, rather than the manufacturers?
In the mostpart of cases yes, but not always.
I know, my example below is referred to an aircraft that's now going to be phased out by the largest part of main airlines (and it's not a Boeing neither an Airbus), but, I remember, the MD80 fwd seats do suffer from a strong aerodynamic noise, and this's a thing that the airline can't manage.
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Old January 2nd, 2013, 11:43 AM   #95
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I usually like some airbus like the A320s and A319s and i recently flew the A380 which is now my favourite Long Carrier Aircraft ( Spacious , Smooth , and quiet ) .

For boeing i like the 737-800 . i flew ryanair a lot a few years ago but because of the winglets the turbulence are a little rougher .
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